Makaton Signing

Makaton is a visual way of communicating with your hands alongside spoken language.

Makaton uses many of the same signs of British/American Sign Language. However, BSL/ ASL have a different syntax (order of words).

Makaton resources
https://www.makaton.org

St Luke's Assessment of Communication

We have an assessment system, StAPPS that helps us record progress in communication - both receptive and expressive communication.

The StAPPS assessment was written using National Curriculum levels and speech and language ladder targets. It also combines the key features used in learning modern foreign languages for those who are embarking on this. Makaton and communication by augmentative means forms a key part of the system for looking at progress in communicating our needs.